SUSTAINABILITY AS AN INTEGRATED APPROACH“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (WCED, 1987)
LEED® - Leadership in Energy Environmental Design - is a voluntary certification system for the management, design and construction of sustainable buildings from a social, environmental, economic and welfare point of view for users.
Founded in the United States in 1993 by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is now the standard for the world’s most popular sustainability certification for buildings. It includes all areas that involve the design and management of buildings or districts, both commercial and residential, new or redeveloped.
Isopan insulating panels contribute to LEED prerequisites and credits.
Efficiency and energy savings direct Isopan's production management and our commitment to seek and develop innovative solutions. Our insulating panels for roofs and walls contribute to the prerequisites and credits for the LEED BD+C (Building Design and Construction) V4 certification in the following areas:
BREEAM® - Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method is one of the most widely used sustainability assessment methods in the world, applicable to infrastructure, buildings and planning on an urban scale, created by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in 1990 and applied in over 70 countries around the world. The system measures the adoption of sustainable practices through parameters that establish precise design and implementation criteria for healthy and energy-efficient buildings with a low environmental impact. BREEAM promotes innovation, sustainability and efficiency values, developing real estate investments and generating sustainable environments that improve the well-being of the people who live and work in BREEAM. Source: http://www.breeam.com/
Isopan panels contribute to the achievement of valid credits for BREEAM NC certification.
EPD® - Environmental Product Declarations
An EPD® is a certified environmental product declaration, which provides environmental data on the life cycle of the products in accordance with international standard ISO 14025. Isopan EPD certificates collect the results of the Life Cicle Assessment (LCA) analysis of a wide range of Isopan panels, both in polyurethane and rock wool, produced in its Trevenzuolo and Patrica facilities. Using Isopan products with these certificates provides credits for the main sustainability ratings in construction (LEED, BREEAM, CAM Edilizia, LBC, etc.) and therefore allows architects and design engineers to evaluate and minimise the impact generated at the design stage by the building itself, thereby choosing the solution with the lowest impact.